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RATINGS: 1940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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As a continuation of North Coast Brewing Co.ís commitment to quality, our Old Stock Ale is crafted in the tradition of our critically acclaimed Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale and Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. Itís brewed with classic floor-malted Maris Otter Pale Malt and Fuggles Hops imported from England, so itís a beer to be served proudly. Like a fine wine, North Coastís Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With an original gravity of over 1100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well-designed to round-out and mellow with age. North Coast Brewing Co. Old Stock Ale is a vintage dated ale. We produce a small quantity each year and it remains available from release date until our stock is depleted.

pre-2006 ABV: 11.4%.
2006 vintages: 11.6% & 13.25%.
2007 vintage: 11.7%.
2008 vintage: 12.5%.
2009 vintage: 11.5%.
2010 vintage: 11.7%.
2011 vintage: 11.9%
2012 vintage: 11.7%
2013 vintage: 11.9%
2014 vintage: 11.8%


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneakychi (64) - - NOV 22, 2013
2013 bottle. Aroma: Dried fruits, apple, freshly crushed malt, bread. Taste: A hint of hop bitterness, caramel, malt sweetness, dried fruit (raisins).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2013
The older it gets, the better. Within reason of course. Having just had the '09 at a local beer fest, this 2012 is excellent, if young. It ages very well, mellowing and rounding out. Still, brand new, it's pretty dang tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Bottle 2002. Wow what can I say. Great beer after a crappy day at work. Nice apple aroma flows from this hazy brown body. The taste is sweet with a stout bitterness along for the ride. My only knock is that I can actually taste the CH3OH.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boogerracing (62) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2013
One of my personal favorites to drink. So it had to be my first rate!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2007
This hearty snifter jewel is all about palate. Its mouthfeel is perhaps best described as erotic (sensual, tactile, warming)...and a long, slow bottle will leave you basking in the afterglow. This Old Stock is sweet, but classy. Itís more complex than most brews with this much marzipan-molasses-desert honey-cotton candy character...though, of course, itís not something you ponder over (like an Islay single malt). Itís just a voluptuous treat! (The 2006 is cellaring very well.)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2006
2004 - bottle at 55 F. Pours with smallish beige head leaving no lacing and mostly disappearing within 1 couple minutes. Incredible aroma of dried fruit? apples? Caramelly goodness for sure. Flavor is rich malt with plenty of sweetness. Alcohol is quite apparent. Enough bitterness to counter the sweet but not overly apparent. Nice warm think mouthfeel. Iíll be picking up some more of this to lay down.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
With the ABV as high as it is, this is one drinkable brew, in fact it slides down like ice tea. This is one Great Barley Wine

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mystiksc (60) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Old stock 2007 edition. Numbing alcohol caramel flavor. Notes of fruit and brown sugar. I must try this beer again after a year or so of aging.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours a cloudy ruby, amberish color with a half finger head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a nice sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet grapefruit, carmel, bready notes, some booze. As expected for a barleywine, malts overpower the smell. Taste starts with sweet plum, cherry, grapefruit notes. Middle of the mouth the malts show through with carmel and bready flavors. Nice smooth boozy, fruity finish. Nice mouthfeel with lively carbonation and an oily, slick texture. Heavy medium to full body. Complex barleywine. Cannot wait to try it after another year of aging.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdp (59) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2007 draft at the breweryís restaurant in Fort Bragg on 09Jul2007. Pours a nice brown color with a nice creamy head. Smells of sweet malt, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is of sweet malty, toasted, vanilla, caramel, Warm presence of alcohol hits then the round out of a nice (light compared to the malt) bite of hops. Finishes smooth but the alcohol becomes more aparent the more you drink. Good beer.


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